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first_imgStuff.co.nz 13 February 2014The rate of sexual assault in Australia and New Zealand is more than double the world average, according to a new report.After several highly publicised rapes and murders of young women in India and South Africa, researchers from several countries decided to review and estimate prevalence of sexual violence against women in 56 countries.The results, published in the UK medical journal The Lancet, found that 7.2 per cent of women aged 15 years or older reported being sexually assaulted by someone other than an intimate  partner at least once in their lives.The study found that Australia and New Zealand has the third-highest rate, more than double the world average, with 16.4  per cent.However, the study’s authors have cautioned that the figures probably underestimate the true rate of sexual violence because in many areas women don’t report assaults because of underlying social or cultural stigma.NSW Rape Crisis Centre executive officer Karen Willis says Australia is doing a fairly good job recording sexual violence, but that doesn’t mean we should sit back and think that all is wonderful.http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/9719790/Sexual-assaults-more-than-double-world-averagelast_img read more

first_imgUpdate (May 3 @ 7:07 a.m.)The voluntary boil advisory has been lifted as of 7 a.m. SaturdayFirst Report (May 1 @ 12:45 p.m.)Several Hoosier Hills Water customers are being notified that a voluntary boil advisory has been issued following a water main break.According to the water company, the main broke while contractors were working near State Road 350.A voluntary boil advisory has been issued for customers on S.R. 350 from Pierceville to Laughery Creek. It is also in effect for customers on County Road 100 East and County Road 225 East.Water companies are mandated by law to issue an advisory when dealing with a water main break.“We are required by the State meaning the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, that we have to notify the customers that are involved,” said administrative office assistance Barbara Wittich at Hoosier Hills Regional Water District.“This is strictly voluntary on their part if they want to boil their drinking and cooking water. It is entirely up to them but we are required to tell them that.”Wittich said the voluntary boil advisory could last through the weekend.last_img read more

first_imgDeborah “Debbie” Sue Tallent, 63, of Holton, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016.She was born December 8, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of Daniel and Edith Nields.Debbie worked in security for Argosy Casino. She graduated from Aurora High School. Debbie enjoyed camping, watching football, she was a Michigan Wolverines and Cincinnati Bengal’s fan and she also liked to crochet. She loved dogs, she even collected Dachshund figurines and she missed her beloved dog, Tally, after he passed away. Debbie loved to nag and aggravate, and her family will greatly miss that and her.Surviving are husband, Harry Tallent, sons, Robert (Krystal) Tallent, Chad Tallent, grandchildren, Tinity Tallent and Percy Taylor.She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Rochell Pittman.A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will immediately follow visitation.Contributions may be made to PAWS. If unable to attend services please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis School will hold their 14th Annual Cardinal Crawl X Saturday, April 21. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 9 a.m. Residents are invited to run, walk or crawl to support athletics and the local food pantry. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the event.All activities will be held in front of the Activity Center.Registration forms are available at the school or parish office and online. Register on or before April 4 for $10 per person or $35 per household. T-shirts are guaranteed to residents who register on or before April 4. After April 4 registration will be $15 per person and $40 per household.last_img read more

first_imgHunter Marriott was the $2,000 IMCA Modified winner of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour feature Monday at Park Jefferson Speedway. The event was the first in tour history held in South Dakota. (Photo by Jim Steffens)JEFFERSON, S.D. (July 23) – A driver from Missouri was first to the checkers when the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds made its first-ever visit to South Dakota.Hunter Marriott topped the $2,000 to win main event Monday night at Park Jefferson Speedway, putting his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for 2019 with his career fifth tour victory.Ricky Thornton Jr.’s record streak of three straight tour wins came to an end with a second-place finish. Kyle Strickler, Joel Rust and Chris Abelson rounded out the top five.Forty-three touring Modifieds from 11 states vied in front of a big crowd at Jefferson, on hand for just the second tour event held outside Iowa.Joel Rust was the very early leader before 2016 tour champion Abelson took charge. A mid-race caution that caught up Jason Wolla and Jay Noteboom put Marriott on Abelson’s back bumper for the ensuing restart.Marriott worked the low side of the track to take the lead while Abelson stayed higher up on the track.Thornton and Strickler finally worked their way past Abelson in the waning laps.Two thousand dollar top prizes and Fast Shafts All-Star ballot berths are next at stake at Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour events Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway in Britt and Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta.Both events are broadcast by IMCA.TV.Other winners Monday at Park Jefferson were Mike Nichols in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Andy Hoffman in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Cody Thompson in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Andy Harris in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Feature results – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa; 3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 4. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa; 5. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 6. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 7. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; 8. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa; 9. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, Iowa; 10. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa; 11. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 12. Craig Reetz, Dunlap, Iowa; 13. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; 14. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa; 15. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; 16. Josh Most, Red Oak, Iowa; 17. R.J. Merchant, Sioux City, Iowa; 18. Jeremy Thornton, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 19. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.; 20. John Klynsma, Hospers, Iowa; 21. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; 22. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 23. Al Hejna, Clear Lake, Iowa; 24. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Graeme Smith has achieved plenty of outstanding achievements in his playing career. He was the youngest South Africa captain to be appointed at the age of 22. He helped South Africa win a series in Australia for the first time in 2008 and he repeated the feat in 2012. In the 2008 series, Smith showed tremendous guts in trying to save a Test while batting with a broken hand during the Sydney Test against Australia. Against England, he helped the Proteas win on their shores for the first time in 43 years in 2008. Smith is the only skipper in Test history to have captained the side in over 100 Tests and he has the most wins with 53. Recently, Smith was bestowed with another honour as he was elected as a honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).The official handle of the MCC tweeted, “MCC has today announced the election of @OfficialCSA legend @GraemeSmith49 as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.” To this, Smith responded, “Thank you @HomeOfCricket and the MCC for this incredible honour. I have so many amazing memories there and I’m excited to share more with you in the future.” Former Australian off-spinner Tim May was also awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding achievements in cricket. The pair follow Paul Collingwood, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Johnson and Adrian Morgan in being awarded Honorary Life Membership of MCC this year.Smith’s performances in England, were truly spectacular, smashing five centuries including 277 in Birmingham and 259 in Lord’s during the 2003 series. His knock in Lord’s created history as he broke the record for the highest individual score by an overseas player. His 259 beat Sir Donald Bradman’s 73-year record and wrote himself into Lord’s folklore. In 2008, his 154* in the fourth innings in Edgbaston gave South Africa a tense win and a series win for the first time since 1965.Also Read | Happy Birthday Graeme Smith – A legendary skipper who helped South Africa scale the summitSmith, who has an impressive record in One-Day International cricket for his country, scored 6,989 runs including ten centuries, expressed his excitement on being bestowed upon the honour. The left-hander went on to enjoy a monumental Test Match career. He struck 27 centuries amongst his 9,265 career runs and was named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 2004.last_img read more

first_imgEd Cooley stood outside of the visitor’s locker room and summed up Syracuse’s season in 17 words.“If he’s making assists for other guys, they’re really good,” Cooley said of Michael Carter-Williams. “When he’s not, they don’t play well.”And it has been as simple as that for No. 8 Syracuse this season, with the offense looking most smooth when Carter-Williams passes more and shoots less. He was nearly flawless Wednesday, dishing out 12 assists while taking only eight shots and guiding the Orange to an easy 84-59 win over Providence.In doing so, he proved Cooley’s point and reinforced the notion this team will go as he goes come March.“He played very well,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He played a really good basketball game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarter-Williams’ 12 assists were the most he’s tallied since SU’s last easy win — a 78-53 beatdown of Rutgers in early January — and that is no coincidence. The Orange was able to get out and run in transition during both of those games, providing Carter-Williams the setting in which his passing skills shine through best.The Friars shot only 34.8 percent from the field Wednesday, handing Syracuse plenty of misses on which to ignite the fast break. SU scored 20 points in transition, none prettier than the lob from Carter-Williams to C.J. Fair ahead of the field in the second half.“We got some transition baskets, which we haven’t been getting,” Boeheim said. “And a lot of his assists came in transition. Guys made shots when he got them the ball.”The assists continue to open up scoring chances for Carter-Williams – he finished with a quiet 15 points on Wednesday. As the Friars began to fear his passes and kick-outs — Syracuse shot 50 percent from 3-point range — it created lanes for penetration.He drove baseline for a right-handed floater that gave Syracuse a 14-12 lead, and later curled around Providence’s Kris Dunn for an easy finger roll with no one contesting.By game’s end, Carter-Williams had notched his ninth double-double of the season, and had done it without forcing anything. He missed just three shots and committed just two turnovers.It was, essentially, a perfect game. And the 25-point win backs that up.“He played really well,” Cooley said. “He played one of his better games that he played in a long time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories ‘BRING ON GEORGETOWN’: Syracuse routs Providence 84-59 ahead of rivalry matchup with HoyasCotton, Providence’s miserable shooting performances feed ugly loss to Syracusecenter_img Published on February 21, 2013 at 12:45 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

first_imgBurt, who reshuffled the cabinet just last month, said he would replace the two in “the coming days. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism and Transport Minister Zane DeSilva left the cabinet after they accepted an “invitation to resign” from Premier David Burt. “Make no mistake, our commitment is unchanged and each day continues to be devoted to doing the best that we can to create opportunities for Bermudians.” “Their energy and zeal demonstrated a genuine care and concern for the people of Bermuda. I will remain forever grateful for their contributions.” A frustrated Premier Burt said in a statement “the events of this weekend seen widely on social media did not represent this government’s months of struggle and hard work to keep Bermuda safe. Short video clips making the rounds on social media showed guests dancing in proximity without face masks, including Caines and DeSilva. Earlier, the restaurant issued an apology for a lapse in social distancing filmed at the party and said it would close for two days to train staff in guidelines for protection against the pandemic, which has led to nine deaths among 146 confirmed cases on the island. Burt added he was “frustrated and immensely disappointed that this incident has deprived the community of two extremely hard-working and dedicated ministers”. CMCcenter_img “Every citizen has been forced to make significant changes in how we live, work and socialise; ministers are no different. It is this that I communicated to Ministers DeSilva and Caines.” Friday night’s party at the Blu Bar and Grill restaurant in Warwick parish was attended by Caines and DeSilva — the only white among the Progressive Labour Party’s 30 parliamentarians — and drew widespread criticism for breaches of COVID-19 health restrictions. In 2018, Caines attracted media attention in both Bermuda and Britain, after he filmed himself asking female staff at a cafe in London whether “titty milk” was available, which he then posted on a social media site. HAMILTON, Bermuda — Two of Bermuda’s leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant where coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations were breached. Caines had granted permission 24 hours earlier for more than 50 people to gather at the party, a fundraising dinner for the charity Meals on Wheels. After public criticism, Caines issued an apology, telling reporters here that he was “deeply disappointed” in himself. He said both had worked “tirelessly” during the pandemic to keep the community safe and support economic recovery.last_img read more

first_img Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week by looking at the arduous efforts to reopen casinos in England and the re-regulation of Ukraine’s gambling market.UK: reopening – England’s casinos expect….England’s casino operators will be hoping that the third time really is a charm as the Government finally confirmed that casinos (along with bowling alleys and theatres) would be allowed to reopen from Saturday.Lockdown has been particularly frustrating for casinos – the Government has executed more u-turns than Mr Magoo navigating Spaghetti Junction in the fog. Operators had been expecting to reopen on 4th July, along with bingo clubs, amusement arcades, pubs and restaurants (betting shops had started up again in mid-June); but were advised to stand down a fortnight in advance. Then came the heart-break of the 31st July announcement as the Prime Minister whipped the rug away again – this time with barely 12 hours’ notice.The decision to allow casinos to open their doors for the first time in five months is unlikely to be universally popular; but those who contend that school reopening should come first clearly made very little use of their own schooling. There are only around 100 casino venues in England – many of which will not reopen immediately.They will be required to operate at reduced capacities and subject to much higher levels of public health controls than in other venues. In considering how to reduce risk of infection at a population level and how the nation’s education system may be restarted (in the teeth of union opposition), whether or not casinos are open is frankly irrelevant. At the same time, it is existential for companies that have been burning their way through cash reserves while unable to trade.Having finally (fingers crossed) been given permission to get going, operators now face the challenge of how they can do so sustainably in the most hostile of conditions.Ukraine: domestically regulated gambling – the lesser evil?Gambling stakeholders should not need lessons in chicken counting, but Ukraine provided another one this week. While President Zelensky (broadly pro regulated gambling, pro-choice) signed the omnibus bill into law as expected (though providing some 11th hour jitters), he also demanded some ‘last minute’ changes (as is the prerequisite of a strong executive).For example, Zelenski has demanded the tightening of casino locations to 5* hotels (currently 35 in Ukraine) rather than also 4* (currently c. 200: a major potential additional expansion and a much easier new-build entry point); more oversight of UBOs and the licensing process was also demanded (echoing the concerns of other government agencies, addressed in the Act on a more geopolitical level by an insistence that owners and/or management are not Russian dominated). Tax rates remain uncertain but broadly range-bound with an upper rate of 25% which looks unlikely to apply to betting (possibly as low as 5% GGR), online and slot machines (possibly as low as 12.5%); VAT in Ukraine is 20%, so the tax rates set are much more about channelling and investment than ‘sin taxes’ or even consumer tax benchmarking – although licence fees are relatively high, especially for the long-tail (up to €0.25k pa per online licence; €0.8m pa per Kyiv casino)Tellingly, the explicit reason why the president was keen to get on with domestic regulation of betting, casino and online was to convert a rife black market (including organised crime) into a transparent, regulated and tax paying sector. Politicians and other stakeholders from more developed jurisdictions who think heavy restrictions are anything but moral posturing and a gift to organised crime should probably look at the brief history of Ukraine’s gambling ban 2009-2020 for a better understanding of the underlying issues such an approach causes (Wikipedia’s entry outlining the activities of the Ukrainian mafia is instructive: racketeering, extortion, murder, human trafficking, money laundering, bootlegging, arms trafficking, gambling, bribery, fencing, prostitution, theft, skimming, pornography and fraud – the sort of ‘parallel businesses’ effective policy making keeps gambling well away from).International: horseracing – out of ServisThe Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia has paid out prize money owed to the horses placed 2nd to 10th in the race held for the first time in February. However, the connections of winner, Maximum Security (purchased privately by Coolmore prior to this race), will not be paid out his US$10m until the authorities have concluded investigations into the use of potentially performance enhancing supplements. The horse’s then trainer, Jason Servis, is subject to a federal indictment for his part in the use of these unlicensed substances. It is still unclear whether the winning horse could yet be disqualified, as the horse has never failed a drugs test.The entire event has cast a shadow on the Saudi Cup as an event, which was supposed to enter the horseracing scene as a great international showcase able to attract the best horses and connections with the promise of enormous prizemoney and excellent hosting. It has left the JCSA in a difficult situation, where while it is not a part of the FBI investigation, it has a moral duty to ensure integrity for law enforcement and participants, although it also arguable has a contractual obligation to connections of the winning horse, of which there is no evidence (yet) of rule breaking. The real losers are the connections of Maximum Security, who have not only lost out on valuable prizemoney, but also, and probably more importantly, the debacle is likely to have devalued the horse from a breeding point of view (a horse that only won a lot of races due to being ‘drugged’).There are quite a few threads here; the issue of what constitutes a performance enhancing drug (the supplement used is naturally occurring and undetectable, as are many other ‘legal’ treatments – although it is unknown whether there is any benefit), and how racing regulators (and other sports governing bodies) should cooperate with investigations involving law enforcement. One, thing it does highlight though is the need for International racing regulators to work together, share information and align rules where this is possible. This is vital for the integrity of the sport, the preservation of the sport and the maintenance of the thoroughbred.Ireland: horseracing – show no fear getting involvedThe biggest priced winner in the UK and Ireland, He Knows No Fear, enjoyed success at odds of 300-1 in the mile maiden at Leopardstown yesterday, beating the evens favourite by a head. The horse was so unfancied on only his second start following a poor showing on debut, as well as favourite Agitare, from a more fashionable stable (Jim Bolger, rather than a billionaire businessman hobbyist Luke Comer).It’s a heartwarming story, and serves as a reminder that sometimes horses (and indeed people) can be written off too quickly in the racing industry. While it may have to be a ‘numbers game’ for large operations to pay the bills, the hobbyists and smaller trainers have more time to persist with these ‘difficult characters’ and very often a different approach can be the key to success. Maiden races can throw up surprises, with a focus on fashionable stables or breeding dictating the market, and perhaps also the way the races are run. There is room for the ‘little man’ in racing, they just need to be brave enough to pick up the challenge._______________ StumbleUpon Share Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report August 10, 2020 Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

first_img“We always take into consideration the commitment the ownership group has made to the facility we’re going to use for the All-Star Game,” Manfred said Wednesday. “I was very involved in the sale process when Mark (Walter) and his partners took over the Dodgers. They made an amazing financial commitment to purchase the club ($2.15 billion) and I think that one of the things that really is most impressive is the money that they’ve put into making Dodger Stadium a first-class, modern facility while maintaining its history and tradition.”Since 1980, though, the All-Star Game has grown into what Manfred called “a four-day celebration of baseball” including the All-Star Futures Game, a celebrity softball game, the Home Run Derby and numerous satellite events. That will require more than Dodger Stadium to host and Kasten praised the cooperation and support of Los Angeles city officials. The massive FanFest event, for example, will be held at the L.A. Convention Center, a major logistical hurdle that had to be cleared.“There were legitimately conflicts,” Kasten said. “We have a four-day long FanFest. It’s one of the busiest convention centers in America. We also plan a robust program of events throughout the city.”Ticket prices and distribution for the All-Star Game are handled by MLB and not the host team. Details will not be available for some time. But the Dodgers will make a priority purchase opportunity available to season-ticket holders. – PreviousDodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)From left, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner, Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, and manager Dave Roberts pose for a photo, after announcing that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMLB commissioner Rob Manfred, left, and Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten exchange a Dodgers’ hat, after announcing that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, left, and pitcher Kenley Jansen comment on Dodger Stadium hosting the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, at podium, speaks after Los Angeles President and CEO Stan Kasten, third from ring, and Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred second from right, announced that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. At right, Alanna Rizzo. Sitting left to right, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, left, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announce that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)From left, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner, Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, and manager Dave Roberts pose for a photo, after announcing that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NextShow Caption1 of 7From left, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner, Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, and manager Dave Roberts pose for a photo, after announcing that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020 for the first time since 1980 at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The last time the Dodgers hosted Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game they unveiled DiamondVision – a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind video screen perched above the left-field pavilion.The Dodgers will be hard-pressed to match the game-changing nature of that 1980 stadium innovation. But Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said the team is planning its “next set of upgrades, renovations and additions to Dodger Stadium” in advance of the All-Star Game returning to Dodger Stadium 40 years later.“The next two years will be very active for us,” Kasten said Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium where MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred officially announced the awarding of the 2020 All-Star Game to the Dodgers.“Obviously we will be sending a team this year to Washington (for the All-Star Game) and a team next year to Cleveland to examine how they’re doing things. But we’re Los Angeles. We know how to throw parties. We know how to host big events. And you can bet the party here in two years will be extraordinary and we have already begun planning.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kasten would not reveal any specifics about what upgrades might be coming to Dodger Stadium, saying he doesn’t have “the full plan yet.” In recent years, the Guggenheim ownership group has spent more than $150 million on upgrades and renovations to the 56-year-old facility (the third-oldest stadium in MLB behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field).That investment was a factor in the Dodgers finally being awarded the All-Star Game, Manfred acknowledged.“I can only take responsibility for the last three years. Before that was on someone else,” Manfred joked when asked about the extended wait between All-Star Games at Dodger Stadium. The game has been played in Southern California four times in the decades since it last came to Los Angeles – twice in Anaheim (1989 and 2010) and twice in San Diego (at Jack Murphy Stadium in 1992 and Petco Park in 2016).The field of teams hoping to host the game has become “very competitive,” Manfred said. Teams that have built new stadiums or invested heavily in renovations have frequently been rewarded with the game. The Chicago Cubs, currently in the third year of an extensive renovation of venerable Wrigley Field, were also interested in hosting the 2020 game and could be named as hosts for an All-Star Game shortly after the Dodgers.last_img read more